Psora rubiformis

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Taxonavigation: Lecanorales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Fungi
Subregnum: Dikarya
Divisio: Ascomycota
Subdivisio: Pezizomycotina
Classis: Lecanoromycetes
Subclassis: Lecanoromycetidae
Ordo: Lecanorales

Familia: Psoraceae
Genus: Psora
Species: Psora rubiformis


Psora rubiformis (Ach.) Hooker 1833

North American distribution: GREENLAND; CANADA, Northwest Territories, Yukon; U.S.A., Alaska, Colorado, Vermont

  • Baeomyces rubiformis Ach., Meth. Lich.: 324, Tab. 7, Fig. 5 (1803) Type: Norway



Primary references[edit]

  • Hook., in Smith, Engl. Fl. (London) 5: 197 (1844)


  • Hinds, J.W. and Hinds, P.L. (2007) Psora Hoffm., 1796 (pp. 423-425) In, The Macrolichens of New England. - Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden No. 96. New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx, New York. 584 pp.   **[RLL List # 210 / Rec.# 30032] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Discussion of Psora rubiformis: p. 425)
  • Purvis, O.W. and Timdal, E. (1992) Psora Hoffm. (1796) (pp. 510-512) In: Purvis, O.W., Coppins, B.J., Hawksworth, D.L., James, P.W. and Moore, D.M. (eds.) The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Natural History Museum Publication, 710 pp.   **[RLL List # 151 / Rec.# 15105] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Discussion of Psora rubiformis: p. 511)
  • Timdal, E. (1986) A revision of Psora (Lecideaceae) in North America. - The Bryologist 89: 253–275.   **[RLL List # 131 / Rec.# 18653] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (JSTOR) (PDF file - 47 MB) (Discussion of [No. 14] Psora rubiformis: p.271; black-and-white photo: p. 271, Fig. 28; distribution map for North America: p. 270, Fig. 25)
  • Thomson, J.W. (1997) Psora Hoffm. (pp. 505-513) In, American Arctic Lichens: 2. The Microlichens. The University of Wisconsin Press, 675 pages.   **[RLL List # 170 / Rec.# 18517] - (Recent Literature on Lichens)** (Discussion of Psora rubiformis and distribution map for the American arctic: p. 511)


Links to photos[edit]

  • The Lichen Herbarium, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway (Photo Gallery) - Psora rubiformis

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Arctic-alpine scale lichen,   Fishscale lichen